Virginia Roadways Are Becoming Less Safe

Car accidents occur everyday in Virginia. Virginia residents also pay auto insurance premiums everyday. If you have been in an auto accident, you may be entitled to insurance compensation. You should call me for a free consultation at (434) 660-9701. I am a Virginia auto accident attorney. The following is an evaluation of data from an article published by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

2022 Virginia Auto Accident Facts:

  • 1,476 pedestrian related crashes.
  • 171 pedestrian related fatalities.
  • 1,005 died from auto accidents.
  • 274 auto accident deaths related to alcohol.[1]

From 2021 to 2022 there was an increase of 1.1% of vehicles and drivers in Virgina. However, from 2021 to 2022 there was an increase of 3.8% of persons killed from an auto accident. The relation of increase of percentage of persons killed from an auto accident in light of the increase in vehicles and drivers tends to suggest that Virginia roads are becoming less safe. And, this makes sense when we take into consideration Virginia’s recent legalization regarding marijuana.[2]

Alcohol related crashes also saw an increase over the increase in percentage of drivers, in that there was an increase of 2.4% over 2021 to 2022 from alcohol related crashes. Drinking and driving can have a serious impact on a motor vehicle operators’ ability to diligently control their vehicle. It is best to not have anything to drink prior to driving. Not only was there an increase in alcohol related crashes, there was also an increase in alcohol related fatalities of 10.9%. This suggests that these types of crashes are increasing with frequency and severity.

Pedestrian related crashes represented a 5.5% increase from 2021 to 2022. This is a drastic increase. Pedestrian related fatalities represented a 36.8% increase. Maintain proper signaling and reflective gear when commuting Virginia as a pedestrian. Do not wear dark colors if traveling on a road that does not have sidewalk especially at night.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, you should call me for a free consultation (434) 660-9701

[1] 2022 Virginia Traffic Crash Facts, https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/sites/default/files/documents/crash_facts_22.pdf

[2] Title 4.1. Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control, https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title4.1/chapter11/section4.1-1100/; DeFusco & Desk, It's official: Virginia legalizes marijuana possession starting this summer, https://www.wfxrtv.com/news/regional-news/virginia-news/its-official-virginia-legalizes-marijuana-possession-starting-this-summer/

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